Verbal Reasoning - Data Sufficiency - Discussion

In each of the questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and

Give answer

  • (A) If the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question
  • (B) If the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question
  • (C) If the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question
  • (D) If the data given in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question and
  • (E) If the data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

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Question: What is the code for 'sky' in the code language ?

Statements:

  1. In the code language, 'sky is clear' is written as 'de ra fa'.
  2. In the same code language, 'make it clear' is written as 'de ga jo'.

[A]. I alone is sufficient while II alone is not sufficient
[B]. II alone is sufficient while I alone is not sufficient
[C]. Either I or II is sufficient
[D]. Neither I nor II is sufficient
[E]. Both I and II are sufficient

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The only word common to I and II is 'clear' and as such, only the code for 'clear' can be ascertained from the given information.


Viji said: (Mar 19, 2012)  
Clear is the common word for both the sentence, and the word de is common for both the code language so we may conclude that clear denotes the word 'de'.

Jay Nigam said: (Oct 24, 2014)  
According to me it should be E as the right answer. Can anybody give me a better explanation?

Shashank said: (Nov 2, 2014)  
Answer can be E may be because the code might be in reverse.

Like sky is clear where fa is 'sky' ra is 'is' and de is 'clear'.

Same case with next option jo for 'make' ga for 'it' and de for 'clear'. Right?

Andre said: (Feb 25, 2015)  
But you cannot say that with absolute certainty.

Sreerag.E said: (Mar 19, 2016)  
I think (E) is the answer, i and ii is enough to answer the question.

Sreya said: (Aug 1, 2016)  
Probably E is correct.

Deepak said: (Aug 31, 2016)  
I agree, option D is the correct answer.

Manjubharathi M said: (Sep 1, 2016)  
But we can't get an absolute answer.

When will we use either and neither?

Psm said: (Sep 3, 2016)  
How is it possible option D?

Diksh said: (Oct 2, 2016)  
According to me, D is correct option. Because how can we conclude that code is written in reverse manner or may be all words are rearrange with each other. So, the given statement give us correct code about clear but not for any other words, that's why both are not suitable statements.

Mario Rose said: (Nov 27, 2016)  
I think I is correct because within that statement sky is used there, so the first code must refer to it within the translation. Sky was not used in II so you cannot arrive at a code reference from that statement.

Manisha said: (Jan 7, 2017)  
But if you consider only first statement then de is the code for the sky.

Then, why not only first statement is sufficient?

Ananya Shekhar Vyas said: (Jun 12, 2017)  
E should be the correct answer as the pattern of the language is known from the two sentences. The code is opposite to the text and hence sky can denote to far.

Trishla said: (Jul 15, 2017)  
I agree @Manisha.

Namrata Surve said: (Dec 14, 2017)  
E should be the correct possible answer because Both the statements follow reverse code pattern in which clear = de.

And both statements have is, it in which 'i' is commonly coded possibly as ra, da wherein i=a one more reverse coding possibility with that sky could be 'fa'.

Prasanth said: (Apr 22, 2018)  
But we can't conclude between sky and is. so D is the right answer.

Chidanand said: (May 15, 2018)  
I'm not getting this answer, please tell me.

Varun Pachrne said: (Aug 3, 2021)  
E is the correct answer because here "sky" means "de".

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